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Auction 115, Lot 93

"A New Map of America from the Latest Authorities", Cary, John

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1806 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 18 inches
52.1 x 45.7 cm

Large map of the Americas with a rudimentary shape for Alaska, here called Aliaska. The United States is shown confined east of the Mississippi River. The western part of North America is bisected by a huge mountain range labeled The Stony Mountains and is shown as completely unexplored with a few suspected rivers delineated by dotted lines. Map extends to show the Sandwich Islands, Britain and Europe, and western Africa.

References: Phillips (A) #714-50

Condition: B

Crisp impression and original hand coloring in outline. Wide, original margins on thick paper. A few small spots in map, else very good. A little marginal staining, away from map image.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/21/2006